In mid-August, Google released the final version of Android 13, its latest smartphone operating system. In the days and weeks to come, manufacturers will offer them to owners of Android smartphones, and here’s how to successfully install them.
Since August 15, the final version of Android 13 is available, and over the days and weeks, the update lands on compatible smartphones. Like updates toiOSiOS for the iPhoneiPhonethe latest version of Google’s operating system brings its share of new features and fixes for Android phones.
But beware, this update is not optimized for everyone, and before installing it, check that your smartphonesmartphone is affected by this update. Futura offers you the complete list.
Which smartphones can benefit from Android 13?
Since August 15, Google has favored its own smartphones, and PixelPixel the most recent ones can take advantage of this update: Pixel 4; Pixel 4 XL; Pixel 4a; Pixel 4a5G5G ; Pixel 5; Pixel 5a; Pixel 6; Pixel 6a; Pixel 6 Pro. In a message, Google adds that the update will be available, before the end of the year, for models of the brands SamsungSamsung, Asus, HMD (Nokia), Motorola, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Xiaomi, Vivo, Sony, Iqoo, Sharp and Tecno. Even the Nothing Phone will be entitled to it.
If we trust the smartphones compatible with the beta ofAndroidAndroid 13, Asus Zenfone 8, Nokia X20, OnePlus 10 Pro, Oppo Find X5 Pro, Realme GT 2 Pro, Vivo X80 Pro and Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro will be the first to be affected.
How to check that the update is available?
No need to tweak and “manually” install Android 13 by forcing the installation. The best thing is to wait for the update to be accessible from the smartphone. To do this, go to ” Settings “then scroll down the screen to access the ” System “. Then press ” System Update ». Then start a search for updates.
How to download and install Android 13?
Beforehand, check that you have enough battery to proceed with the download and installation of the update. On Pixel 5 and 6, the operation lasts almost an hour. The file weighs more than 1 GB, and it is advisable to use a Wi-Fi connection for the download. Finally, close all applicationsapplications open.
Then press ” Download and install ». If the download stops, for example if there is an incoming call, press ” To resume “. Do not hesitate to connect the smartphone to have a maximum of battery. After several tens of minutes, depending on your Internet connection, the installation then the optimization ends. You can then press ” Restart now “.
Getting started with Android 13
The restart is rather quick, and the smartphone prompts you to enter the PIN code. Then, the handling is almost immediate because Android 13 finally brings very few changes. Aesthetically, it’s identical to Android 12. You have to dig into the options to find what’s new. In bulk, you will find a QR Code reader, the possibility of adapting the colorscolors of the iconsicons to your wallpaper. The notification settings are more advanced, and we will also note that we can now better adjust the access of applications to certain functions of the smartphone. For example, you can limit access to photos and videos by defining folders.